[Read] ➪ Mr Campion and Others By Margery Allingham – Pimply.info

Mr Campion and Others An Enthusiastic Equestrian Who Lives For Hunting Foxes, Pretty Women, And Other People S Jewelry A Resilient Nonagenarian Who Keeps Returning From The Dead To Scam Unsuspecting Insurance Companies A Safecracker Who Prides Himself On Professional Incompetence Now Gentleman Detective Albert Campion Must Match Wits With A Sinister Assortment Of Lowlifes, Crooks And Cons In Thirteen Of The Most Baffling, Bemusing, And Breathtaking Cases Of His Career. Another need for mind candy, another Allingham This time a volume of collected magazine stories So although I don t suppose they were meant to be read all at once, it s an unexpected pleasure gradually realising how the same structure A fun little set of mystery stories, mostly from the 1930s They prompt some ruminations on the genre and period First off, I think Margery Allingham was at her best an excellent writer, albeit not one whose solutions to mysteries always follow the rules Second, I think Allingham and Dorothy Sayers generally wrotememorable novels than short stories their novels havedepth and complexity, generally succeeding as both genre fiction and lasting literature, while their short stories A fun little set of mystery stories, mostly from the 1930s They pro Campion at his best Really well crafted and enjoyable Excellent set of Campion stories They re a decent length and I was kept reading into the early hours I read all the Campion novels a while back but missed this collection I m very pleased to have found it and surprised that it hasn t made it into audio format with the other Campion books Neat set of problems with a quiet flair Deceptively simple but rich character depictions and yesteryear so poignant you could bu Enjoyable collection of short stories Most have a straightforward structure with a simple twist usually due to Campion s omniscience about London high or criminal society It is often charming but sometimes feels laboured I m not sure what makes the difference A Read so far The WidowThe Name on the WrapperThe Hat Trick AKA The Magic HatThe Question MarkThe Old Man in the WindowThe White ElephantThe Frenchman s GlovesThe Longer View AKA The Crimson Letters 2Safe as HousesThe Definite ArticleThe Meaning of the ActA Matter of FormThe Danger Point Not a bad selection of short stories but in my opinion, nothing like as good as her novels Not much detection pretty well all the cases were solved by flashes of inspiration or by Campion s intimate knowledge of societ A group of short stories starring Mr Campion that I actually preferred to the longer novels In a very backhanded compliment way, I think the short story served the writing better, as there was not enough space for the characters and plot to drag As another A frivolous collection of mostly early 1930s Albert Campion stories that would have originally appeared in publications like The Strand Magazine The stories are filled with authentic period flavor and are well written and great fun a treat for Allingham enthusiasts and fans of golden age British detective stories but they re not very substantive However, unlike some of the other Allingham short story collections with Mr Campion s name in the title that actual Campion is defenitely a charming detective and the stories were quite nice, too but somehow all workedor less after the same pattern so it gets a bit dull when you read all short stories in a row.


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